Increased performance and cleaner running engines!
Ilmor High-Performance Generation IV MV10 engines have passed all required certification tests for California, achieving a 3-Star, Ultra-Low certification level, and for all countries of the European Union.
In 2009, the California Environmental Protection Agency – Air Resources Board (ARB) enacted regulations to restrict the amount of hydrocarbons (HC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) exhausted from the engines. All boats in California are required to have an engine that meets these regulations and passes the ARB qualification tests.
The ARB rules for high-performance emissions were first placed into law in California in 2003 with the provision that they could be amended prior to the January 2, 2009 implementation date. Ilmor worked closely with other high- performance marine companies, NMMA and ARB to help create rules that were not only reasonable for the engine manufacturer but met all California ARB's expectations with regard to emissions output. The result of the changes would ensure high-performance engines are cleaner and more environmentally friendly than ever before.
The passage of the regulation meant Ilmor engineers had to begin work on a group of modifications to the MV10 range of engines. Improvement to emissions output needed to be made at idle, at part throttle and at full throttle. No area of the engines operating range could be left unchanged. Modifications were made to the camshaft, cylinder heads, pistons, intake manifold, and ignition system and required the creation of a new engine electronic control unit. The Ilmor "ICE" system gave our emissions calibration engineers all the tools they needed to not only meet the new regulation but exceed it by a considerable margin.
The California regulation is not the first; the European Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) forced all high-performance marine engine manufacturers to be emissions compliant ahead of the new ARB requirements. Emissions certification is a requirement for engine manufacturers to obtain their European CE label. Additionally, the U.S. EPA is phasing in regulations starting in 2011. By then, all European countries governed under the EU, all 50 states in the U.S.A. and a host of other nations worldwide will require all marine engines, small and large, to be certified before they can be registered (race engines are exempt).
Our Emission-Compliant High-Performance Engines Include:
- All new cylinder heads designed to maximize performance and improve combustion for minimum emissions output
- ARB certified to 3-Star Ultra-Low Emissions level
- European RCD (CE) emissions certified
- Most powerful Gasoline RCD (CE) certified engine available (725 HP)
- Lowest emission output and most fuel efficient for HP rating